Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Laundry Day



Have I mentioned that there isn't a washer and dryer in these apartments? It's another one of those things we had to leave behind when we moved from KC. So far, each place we've stayed provided one. And really, it's a matter of laziness more than anything. Find something cheap on craigslist, use it for a couple months and then try to get rid of them again before we move at the end of Feb. urgh. I guess I haven't been inconvenienced enough to motivate myself into action.

Forgoing the comfort of our own home, we use the laundry facility on site. All we need are snacks, and my camera. The kids LOVE the sports feature where you can take something like 6.5 shots per second. So they jump off things, jump like frogs and run in straight lines, while I hold the shutter button. We took a ridiculous amount of pictures. And other than the two dudes that walked off the set of a rap video (and flashed some strange looks toward my "pregnant sprawled on the lawn to get the shot self") we were all alone. Or so we thought.
After each race, they demanded to see the photos on the viewfinder. They wanted to see themselves "run backward", "run forward", "do it fast", "make us run slow". And satisfied....they want to shoot a new set. Finally, when we were done, we headed back inside to check on the clothes. We heard a woman's voice, "Ma'am!?" (i know, I know, once you have two kids and are pregnant, you graduate to Ma'am, instead of Miss) I turned to look but didn't see anyone. She called again, and from the second floor balcony I saw a woman stand up from her chair.
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"May I just say, that was precious. The whole thing. It was so sweet. You guys really made my day!" And then, I'm pretty sure she even clapped a little bit.
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And I am pretty sure I said thanks, or something like it. And actually, what she said kind of made my day.

14 comments:

Bailey Family said...

What a great day! I need that kind of day. Run around, take pictures, make funny faces, and just play! Your kids are growing up! You are awesome Tara! These are memories they will have forever!

Christy said...

so sweet! and hey, laundry day doesn't look too bad, it looks like the kids are having a blast! i love the jumping pictures. and the "mam" comment made me laugh.

also, you really need to show jill and i how to make your advent calandar. that would be fun!

dixonfamily said...

Gotta love laundry days!! and apparently your kids do! You are such a fun mom, making great memories out of ordinary chores! Hey, how far along are you now? When will you find out what you are having? I'm so excited for you guys!!

Jill Revell said...

So fun! Laundry day definitely doesn't look so bad. Those will be fun memories!

Charla said...

What, You are Pregnant? How far along are you? CONGRATS CONGRATS!!! I am sooooo baby hungry...and now that we have a house. Well, Congrats again to you. And I just LOVE those pictures. You have such cute kids and then such talent with taking photos. Those will make for some great memories! :)

The Freestones said...

Lilly's got some "ups"! How cute are your kids?! Also, what kind of camera do you have? I love your sports feature, too!

Haney family said...

How sweet:) I love when daily life goes so great!

shakenbake said...

Let me first just say CONGRATULATIONS on #3. I am sorry it is so belated. I am truly happy for you guys! And yes, I'd like to know too--how far along? I admire your positive attitude. You always have such an uplifting blog.

amhill13 said...

Tara,

I loved seeing your beautiful kids. Email me when you get a chance.
aliciahill13@yahoo.com

Alicia (Muir) Hill

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

you always have the best stories from the simplest moments. Can you email me your address please?? Kristy_maguire@hotmail.com thanks!

Sean and Janet said...

Oh my goodness, you need to rent "elf" TONIGHT! It is seriously roll on the ground funny (and even though it's Will Ferrell, it isn't crude kind of funny)

the boyd family said...

that is so cool! what type of camera do you have again?!?! that's awesome!

Whit said...

YOU'RE COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS TOO?!!! That is SO exciting! It would be so fun to see you :)
Bytheway, I am using your playlist as my radio. LOVE it, thanks :)

The Freestones said...

AH!!!! VENTURE! wow, yeah i remember it, because i thought it was the weirdest place when we moved to missouri. it didn't stay open much longer after we moved there, so i didn't get to fully enjoy it.